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POETRY & PLACE: EDITH FARNSWORTH

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Italian Cultural Institute

500 N Michigan Ave

Suite 1450

Chicago, IL

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Although Edith Farnsworth is generally known as the patron behind one of the 20th century’s most celebrated buildings – the Farnsworth House designed by Mies van der Rohe – much less is known about her work as a poet and translator of Italian poetry.

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with IIT College of Architecture, The Farnsworth House, and the Poetry Foundation, the evening will begin with a poetry reading (in Italian and English) from "Provisional Conclusions - A Selection of the Poetry of Eugenio Montale", translated by Edith Farnsworth. Alex Beam (Journalist at The Boston Globe and author of a forthcoming biography of Edith Farnsworth) will then discuss Edith Farnsworth’s lifelong love of Italy and her relationship with the poet, Montale.


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Introductions:
Alberta Lai (Director, Italian Institute of Culture)
Michelangelo Sabatino (IIT College of Architecture)

Selected poetry reading in Italian by Silvia Lorenzini Sbrana (ItalCultura) and English by Larry Garner (De Paul University) from "Provisional Conclusions - A Selection of the Poetry of Eugenio Montale" (translated into English by Edith Farnsworth)

Presentation on Edith Farnsworth in Italy by Alex Beam (Journalist at The Boston Globe and author of upcoming bio on Edith Farnsworth)

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